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Jyotirmaya SharmaJyotirmaya Sharma is professor of political science at the University of Hyderabad, India.? In December 2010, the Swedish Collegium of Advanced Study at Uppsala elected him fellow for the spring semester of 2012. The Lichtenberg-Kolleg at Goettingen has also elected him fellow for the academic year 2012?13.
He has been a fellow of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, and has lectured at the universities of Baroda, Hull, Oxford, and the St. Stephens College, Delhi. He was visiting professor in democratic theory at the South Asia Institute at Ruprecht-Karls University at Heidelberg in 2005. The International House, Japan, awarded him the Asia Leadership Fellow Programme fellowship for 2008. He also held senior editorial positions at the Times of India and the Hindu between 1998 and 2006, and continues to write columns for Mail Today, Hindustan Times and Outlook.
Jyotirmaya?s recent publications include Hindutva: Exploring the Idea of Hindu Nationalism (Penguin/Viking, 2003) and Terrifying Vision: M.S. Golwalkar, the RSS and India (Penguin/Viking, 2007). He is currently working on the political ideas of Gandhi, while simultaneously working on a book exploring the genealogy of Hindu identity. He has also co-edited with A. Raghuramaraju the volume Grounding Morality: Freedom, Knowledge and the Plurality of Cultures (2010).